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how to change video thumbnail

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I need to change my thumbnail for the video I have for an ad on adwords.  How do I do it?  During setup I had a choice of 4.  I would like to get back to that screen and choose a different thumbnail.  Can this be done?

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Hi Gregory, to the best of my knowledge, the choice provided on setup is the only choice you have - you cannot choose your own thumbnail.  As for changing the thumbnail, you may be able to edit the Ad to do this but it will be the same as creating a new one and since video Ads can have an extended approval process, I'd actually recommend creating a new Ad (from the same source video) and waiting for that to be approved before pausing/deleting the existing one.

 

As a matter of interest, unless the other three thumbnails are clearly inappropriate, it's probably worth testing all four for a while to see which has the best performance.

 

Jon

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Thank Jon, for the reply. I did try to edit and got the NEW ad. That is why I stopped and posted . I was hoping to get back to the original choices. I may just wait it out and see how it goes for a week or two. before doing the new ad idea.

Thanks again. Greg

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Hi Gregory, AdWords Ads are never truly edited, although the process can look like an edit (especially when dealing with plain text Ads) what actually happens is that the old Ad is deleted and a new one created.

 

Jon

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